After years of planting one massive crop after another, U. S. Corn farmers are planning to pull back.
“It’s a different world than we were in just a couple years ago,” said Patrick Westfhoff.
Growing global competition is emerging as rapid growth in corn demand at home ends.
Record-setting corn prices spurred production elsewhere.
Thousands of metric tons rejected by China because they contained a genetically modified strain unapproved in that country.
On the Kansas-Oklahoma border, Kenny Mitchell is trying to navigate price-swings.
“Selling the corn is almost as important as raising it.”
This poem, a quote cento, was written entirely with phrases from The Wall Street Journal for April 1, 2014. "Cereal Killer" was created from a single article, “Corn Farmers’ Seed of Doubt” by Mark Peters and Tony C. Dreibus, p. A3. The title comes from a chart accompanying the article. I can say that my first experiment with this form led me to read far more of the newspaper in the morning than I usually do.